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Simon Mayor - The Art Of Mandolin

By Mandolin Cafe
January 4, 2014 - 11:30 am

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Simon Mayor - The Art Of Mandolin

Simon Mayor - The Art Of Mandolin

Simon Mayor's The Art Of Mandolin is the newest release from one of the UK's most celebrated mandolinists.

The recording contains a blend of original tunes and specially arranged classical pieces including Minute Waltz (Chopin), Hungarian Dance No. 2 (Brahms), Girl with the Flaxen Hair (Debussy), Zapateardo (Sarasate), Maple Leaf Rag (Scot Joplin), and more, showcase Simon's peerless mandolin artistry.

"My fascination with the mandolin has never been with the instrument alone, but with the textures offered by its family, the mandola, mandocello and mandobass. All can be heard on this recording, a mélange of styles and emotions. I hope you enjoy," said Mayor.


Girl With The Flaxen Hair
Maple Leaf Rag
Lord Mayo
Tarantella Thirty-Seven
Minute Waltz
Taxi Horn Rag
Hungarian Dance No.2
Nocturne in Blue & Gold
Fantasia on the Yorkshire Anthem

Listen to Bolero from the recording The Art Of Mandolin.

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January 06, 2014 09:35 AM
Who will carry this CD in the USA. I went online to order it from the artist and by the time I added the shipping, the price was pretty high, as our currency exchange against the UK Pound is not favorable. I am sure this is a great CD and I am anxious to have it. Looked for it on iTunes and Amazon and did not see it.
January 06, 2014 03:04 PM
It's available as an MP3 download for $13 and change. That's still a bit high compared to current Amazon and iTunes pricing for MP3 albums (around $9), but it avoids the shipping cost:

Jim Garber
January 06, 2014 03:11 PM
I tried to contact Simon thru his contact form but it gave me an error msg. I sent him a msg via his Facebook page.
Jim Garber
January 06, 2014 03:15 PM
I just heard from Simon. I think we were all jumping the gun (myself included)...

[QUOTE]The CD is actually not officially released until later this month, which is why it's not in any of the obvious places yet. I'm assuming you saw it on Mandolin Cafe? Scott Tichenor had an advance copy and put the notice up on the site.

It will be appearing on iTunes very soon - probably tomorrow or Wednesday. Our distributors in the UK put it on Amazon, which could be nearer the end of January. End Quote
January 07, 2014 09:55 PM
Thanks so much to all of you. I will wait patiently. He is one of my favorite artists. I think I have most of his works.
January 08, 2014 01:25 PM
Advance of shipping from UK Mfgr? Pester Elderly they may order a bunch of them ..
Jim Garber
January 08, 2014 01:39 PM
I also heard from Simon that it should be on iTunes very soon (maybe even today) and that he also has an arrangement with the distribution arm of Elderly so it should be in stores when it is officially released.
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